Dynasty Log: S1G4 Colorado Buffalo vs Washington Huskies
What a crazy match?! The Colorado Buffalo hosted the University of Washington Huskies at Folsom Field in the 2nd week of Pac-12 Conference play. The Buffalo were ranked #21 heading into this week's game.
This game went down to the wire in a high scoring, back and forth match.
The action got started mid-way through the first quarter, going downfield starting with a QB option. A few plays later, Jake Browning threw a dart to Jaydon Mickens on an out route, who passed his defender and ran it all the way for a touchdown.
On the next drive, Luifau threw a bomb to streaking WR Spruce to tie up the game 7-7. The Huskies answered immediately back as Browning followed with his own air strike, finding Mickens again on a long streak route.
On the next Colorado possession, Victor picked off QB Luifau and then Myles Gaskin ran down field to set up the Huskies 3rd touchdown of the game.
The 14 point lead was short lived though, as Colorado immediately drove down field, with Luifau finding Jones across his shoulder to answer back immediately.
Colorado stopped UW on the following drive, and then took to the air again. But a few penalties cost the Buffs their drive. But on the following possession, this time Browning threw a pick-six and Colorado tied it up just before the half.
As the Huskies were making a last ditch effort to score before the mid-term, Lenius fumbled in the red zone and lost the chance for the Huskies to take the lead at half.
The third quarter, the home team took control with two consecutive touchdowns, but the Huskies answered back on two straight same pass plays to Dante Pettis, the second of which resulted in a 70 yard pass and catch touchdown.
At the end of the third, Colorado kicked a field goal, giving them a 10 point advantage 38-28 entering the fourth, however just before the end of the quarter, Josh Dotson returned the kickoff 103 yards to score and close the gap to 38-35.
The 4th quarter was a defensive struggle for both sides. Mid way through the quarter, the Huskies went down field and into the red zone primed to take the lead. They settled for a field goal however, tying the game with just 3 minutes left.
Colorado started the following drive out really strong, however a costly holding penalty brought them backwards on what would have been a 1st down in Husky territory. That penalty was followed by an interception by Brian Clay which the Huskies capitalized on driving down field, as well as running time off the clock.
With about 14 seconds to go, the Huskies took the game leading field goal. Colorado had two shots to hit the end zone with very little time left but were left just short of the win.
The Huskies went to 3-1 while Colorado went to 2-2.